The Sindh High Court (SHC) has been informed that the setting up of the Sindh Education Policy Oversight Council will be announced in a week. It will monitor the public sector education to fix the flaws indicated by the SHC mandated education committee.
Justice Salahuddin Panhwar headed a single-judge bench of the SHC to question the appointment of the Chairman of the Sindh Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA), who is a political person and not an educationist. However, he has set up his office in the STEVTA headquarters and is enjoying many privileges, including luxury vehicles, and has received an honorarium.
Justice Panhwar also instructed the Additional Secretary of Finance to submit the details about the funds received for the support unit, monitoring evaluation, and HRMIS, and inform about the special incentive department.
The bench was informed that the transfer of the Chairman of the Sindh Textbook Board happened without consultation with the Secretary of Schools, to which Justice Panhwar said that the Chief Secretary of Sindh must ensure that each and every transfer in the Education Department takes place after consultation.